Mokonui - Dinosaurs
Prehistoric Aotearoa
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1- 4
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Auckland Museum | At your school | Online
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50 min

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 1-4 and Years 5-10.
The online programme is the following year groups: Years 1-4 and Years 5-10.

Get hands-on with replica dinosaur bones and observe and identify the characteristics of well-known herbivore and carnivore dinosaur species.  

Delving deep into the fossil remains of prehistoric life, learners will discover the processes of palaeontology. Gain a greater appreciation for how dinosaurs have evolved, and how marine and avian reptiles differ.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

•Explore, ask questions, and create their own working theories in relation to dinosaurs.
• Understand that palaeontologists learn about dinosaurs by studying fossils.
• Handle and make comparisons between a range of dinosaur fossil bone replica, large and small.
• Recognise the difference between the teeth of dinosaurs that ate plants and those that ate meat.
• Understand the principle of ‘mauri’ and explore the concept and practices of ‘kaitiakitanga’.
• Learn the whakapapa of various fossils found across Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa to make connections to their own past.

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session

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